Unveiled! Time Out London’s 100 best books for kids, babies, toddlers and teenagers. From classics to new works, picture books to sophisticated epics, here you’ll find reads to amuse and amaze, to offer first experiences and to fire young imaginations.
We invited the Time Out team, staff at London’s best children’s bookshops and many contemporary authors and illustrators to name their ten best children’s books. Special thanks go to the writers and artists creating brilliant books who took the time to nominate their favourites – Charlie Higson, Sophie Kinsella, Terry Deary, Cressida Cowell and Chris Riddell.
Our list is based more on passion than science and it’s worth pointing out that there are some writers who are so prolific that their votes were split across their repertoire. Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Morpurgo and David Walliams are all great writers who didn’t make it into our final 100. However, we're really pleased with our list of the best children's books and we hope it will inspire your family’s own adventures into children’s literature.
We’ve also teamed up with the brilliant bookshop Foyles to bring you our favourite children’s books available to buy in one place.
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